In this Sundance Audience Award winner, high-school misfit Anne falls in love with Sasha, the beautiful star of the softball team. When Anne tells her best friend Clifton about her new crush, his confusion threatens more than just the girls’ budding romance.
Directed by Kerem Sanga and starring Deadpool‘s Brianna Hildebrand and Dylan Gelula of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, First Girl I Loved is in the great tradition of teen films such as The Breakfast Club, which explore the teenage experience with compassion and nuance.
Described as “a woozy and wonderful queer teen romance” (David Ehrlich, Indiewire), and “a sensitive exploration of sexual identity… a sophisticated and complex teenage coming of age story” (Katie Walsh, The Playlist), First Girl I Loved is a film for today that will be remembered for years to come.
FilmInk, in conjunction with Arcadia, are presenting event screenings of First Girl I Loved around Australia, and in the grand cinema tradition of yore, the feature will be accompanied by short film Lo Loves You by emeging Australian filmmaker Cloudy Rhodes.
Brisbane New Farm, May 2 – tix here
Melbourne ACMI, May 5 – tix here
Sydney Dendy Newtown, May 8 – tix here
Canberra Dendy, May 8 – tix here
Casula Powerhouse, May 13 – tix here
Perth Event Cinemas Innaloo, May 24 – tix here